Manager, Ontario Culture Days
In 2010, Aubrey led the campaign for the inaugural Culture Days in Ontario, which is the largest public participation event undertaken by the arts and culture community in Canadian history (www.culturedays.ca). Since then, Ontario Culture Days has grown exponentially into an annual event with 1670+ free activities that takes place in more than 170 communities across Ontario, involving thousands of artists, arts and cultural organizations, heritage groups and volunteers. 2014 marked the 5th anniversary of Culture Days, which was celebrated across Ontario with the project Conduct Us.
In 2009, Aubrey was Artistic Producer and Project Manager of spOtlight, a pilot program of the Ontario Arts Council and Ontario’s Ministry of Culture. From 2004-2008, Aubrey was the Programming Director at Trinity Square Video, one of Canada’s oldest artist-run centres where she curated exhibitions of local, national and international artists.
Aubrey is also an artist working in film, video, installation and drawing. She has shown her artwork internationally at the Kasseler Documentary Film und VideoFest in Kassel, Germany and across Canada at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Images Festival, Harbourfront Centre, The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Dunlop Art Gallery, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography and Ed Video, among others. Aubrey’s work has been recognized with grants and awards from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. Currently she is working on a 16mm film titled Lethe that explores the elusive power that forgetting has on our lives.
Aubrey holds a M.A. in Curatorial Studies from Bard College in New York and a B.A. in Visual Arts and Arts Management from the University of Toronto. www.aubreyreeves.com